As infants become mobile, typically around 8 months of age, they need safe areas to explore, play, and learn. Every baby is different, and having the right environment to develop at their own pace is important for their growth. At North American Montessori, we understand this transitionary period between younger infants and toddlers brings new needs and concerns. Our caring staff provides the guidance and attention that children in this new mobile stage of development need to learn and thrive. Exploration is an important component of development and our Montessori Transition Rooms provide a safe and supportive environment for children to discover the world around them as they roll and crawl around.
The Transition Room Experience
When your child is in a Montessori environment, it means they will be under the nurturing care of teachers who are rigorously trained in child development. Every transition room is staffed with two teachers to provide guidance to mobile infants as they learn. We encourage frequent, positive, and warm interactions between adults and children in our classroom environments.
Our Mobile Infant Daycare Curriculum
As your infant becomes mobile, their brain development allows them to begin making connections with people and things around them. The activities your child will experience in our Transition Rooms promote independence, order, coordination, and concentration. They also focus on supporting social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Children are allowed to progress at their own pace within our early childhood education programs. Our teachers work with mobile infants to meet milestones appropriate for their age and we use developmentally-appropriate toys to enhance the learning experience.
- Learning to talk
- Beginning to learn to walk
- Refining motor skills
- Learning to understand by listening, observing, and engaging
- Learning to express their needs, wants, and interests
- Sensory activities to encourage growth and social interaction
- Working on memory skills
- Developing focused attention skills
- Interacting with other children
- Participating in music and songs
- Circle time
- Age-specific arts and crafts
Our Transition Room Environment
Safety is always at the forefront of our child care, and our rooms are equipped with developmentally-appropriate toys, furniture, and materials. Our rooms are specially designed to support your child’s budding independence and we avoid equipment that limits a child’s freedom of movement since exploration is highly important at the infant stage.
Our Montessori Daycare Centers
Let us help enhance your child’s natural passion for wonder and exploration — learn more about our three schools below: